Brand Name: DulcoMet ER 1, 2
Glimepiride 1, 2 mg & Metformin HCI (ER) 500 mg Tablets
Glimepiride 1, 2 mg + Metformin HCI 1000 mg (SR) Tablets
Glimepiride & Metformin HCI (ER) Tablets come under the branding Dulco ER 1,2. It refers to the combination of drugs known as anti-diabetic medicine that is used to prevent type 2 diabetes, primarily in persons whose blood sugar levels are uncontrolled by diet and exercise alone. It is a combination of two anti-diabetic drugs, namely: Glimepiride and Metformin. Glimepiride is used by stimulating beta cells in the pancreas that contains insulin. Thereby, insulin is used to remove sugar from the blood.
Glimepiride & Metformin HCI (ER) Tablets is a prolonged-release composition that releases the drug in smaller portions over a longer period of time. Metformin works by decreasing the sugar production by cells in the liver and delays sugar absorption from the intestines. Also, it increases the sensitivity of muscle cells to insulin which enables these cells to remove sugar more effectively from the blood. Type 2 diabetes is a lifelong chronic condition that affects the way the human body processes glucose. People with type 2 diabetes either do not produce enough insulin, or the insulin produced is unable to perform its function in the human body.
Is it safe to take alcohol while patients also take Glimepiride & Metformin HCI (ER) Tablets?
No, it is not safe to take medication along with alcohol, as it may lower your blood sugar levels and lead to hypoglycemia,c and also increase the chances of lactic acidosis.
What are the recommended storage conditions for composition?
Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Keep the Glimepiride & Metformin HCI (ER) Tablets in the container or the pack they came in, tightly closed.